Need help with Redhat 8 and nvidia drivers for geforce 4
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I just recently installed the NVIDIA drivers under Redhat 8. I followed the PDF file to the letter, using the Tarballs and that worked swimmingly. I see a full-screen NVIDIA logo now whenever X loads, so I know that the driver install was a success. Plus, now my interface is a bit swifter.
I got x to work fine by fully configuring my monitor (tape measure, manufacturers quoted refresh rates, etc.) within the VESA driven X and then, having backed up XF86Config to another file did the "vesa" to "nvidia" edit and rebooted.
I guess this is what I get for trying to get away from MS... 1 hour into my Linux experience I want to put 2,000lbs of explosive into my PC.
So far, however, Windows seems to be a better solution. So why Linux Seems others have had this problem, and have gone through lots of hair-pulling to figure it out. Must've been a damn good reason to go through all that... I've gone through enough myself, and I wanna know why so many other people did.
I don't know how much more of this I can take, I don't know the syntax, I don't know the commands, I can barely find my way around this Gnome crap. If anyone could mail me instructions for doing it on an i686, translated into Idiot, that'd be remarkable. (I'm not really expecting anyone to...)
I've tried to do it myself ... lets see ... 26 2/3 times (in the process of #27) and if this keeps up my HD is going to smelt everything into one big black smelly lump of worthlessness.
Distribution: Red Hat (8.0), SuSE (10.x, 11.x, 12.2, 13.2), Solaris (8-10), Tru64
Originally posted by ashleygorell thanks,
how do i change the runtime level, init3 or something what file do i edit?
Look at the file `/etc/inittab'. You'll see (about 20 lines down) a line that looks like:
Change it to read:
and reboot. You'll be greeted by a plain ol' console login prompt. After you login, you'll need to start X with a `startx' command. When X fouls up, you can also check the log that XFree86 maintains in /var/log (XFree86.0.log).
BTW, before tweaking the inittab file, I'd recommend making a backup copy: